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SDV 100 : Career Pathways (Annandale)

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Introduction to Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating sources can be tricky!

There are several methods you can use to help evaluate a source for quality and whether it is a good fit for your needs. 

On this page, you'll find three different methods you can use to evaluate sources. Each method provides a helpful framework, so choose the one that works best for you, and you feel most comfortable using. If you have questions about a specific source, remember librarians are available around the clock to help. Just use the chat box on the left-hand side of this page!

The CRAAP Test

The CRAAP Test has you considering the following aspects of a source

  • Currency
  • Relevance
  • Authority
  • Accuracy
  • Purpose

Lateral Reading

The SIFT Method